I rarely comment or discuss about stuff like this but after watching the mistake that took place at the crowning of Miss Universe and the reaction trending on social media, I had to say something. I am saying this on my platform from a spiritual and human standpoint.
Leave Mr. Steve Harvey Alone.
I do not know him personally but as a woman who loves the Lord, it is painful to see that when someone makes a mistake, people just want to destroy him.
Nobody is above mistakes. People gaffe. People on live television say all kinds of stuff.
To err is human; to forgive, divine. – Alexander Pope
I’d like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
I respect Steve Harvey because he immediately apologized. He admitted that he was wrong. Nobody is perfect. You are not perfect. I am not perfect. However, it is by the grace of God that you and I are still standing.
There are many leaders today who pretend when they mess up, act like it was all part of the original plan, hide the mess and never make an apology! Steve Harvey apologized and took responsibility for his actions.
Before you begin to judge or laugh, have you ever been the host of a show on live television? Do you know what it feels like or what it takes to be in that position? Have you ever set foot in a TV studio for a live taping?
If you want to criticize anything or anyone, how about you start with yourself – Are you all you portray to be on social media? If the cameras should follow you around for one day, what would people see?
How soon we forget the grace of God and how He has carried us thus far without giving us what we deserved!
When a man is down, you don’t kick him or laugh at him. Haven’t you heard – “You will be punished if you make fun of someone in trouble” (Proverbs 17:5CEV). This is why it is imperative that all of us do not judge lest we be judged!
This is a wake up call for everyone. What should Steve Harvey do next? In this situation, I am reminded of Maya Angelou’s poem “STILL I RISE.”
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Belinda is a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer (leadership, culture, diversity and inclusion, cyber privacy and security awareness), Writer, and International Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, mentor to women ready to impact their generation and host of Destiny Chats podcast. For consultation, click here and invitation to speak, click here